Cambodian Kids & Clean Water
In our last project report, we introduced you to our plans for our pilot hygiene education program at partner sites in Cambodia. We are thrilled to announce that we've selected the five partner sites! This is a huge step toward creating an effective, long-term health & hygiene program that supports clean water for kids in urban areas of Cambodia. As you know, unsafe water is a huge obstacle for children there, limiting their potential. Our work will be made exponentially more effective if kids learn essential hygiene practices and why they're important. We'll also be including their teachers, parents, and local government and health care workers in this program, which is crucial to making real, lasting change.
Here are the five partner sites selected for the pilot program:
Sangkheum Center for Children (orphanage home that also provides clean water for an elementary school across the street)
Wat Chork KG, Primary & Secondary (school)
Por Banteay Chey Primary & Secondary (school)
Samdech Ov High School
Salt Ministries (orphanage home and school)
If you click on one of the links above, it will take you to our online project monitoring tool, ProvingIt.org. As part of our commitment to (radical!) transparency, all of our project sites can be tracked online. You can even create your own login to follow the sites that interest you most. We post photos, results of water quality tests, and site-specific project updates--including successes and failures--for the whole world to see. Why? Because we think being honest makes our work better, and because as our supporter, we want you right alongside us in this journey. (Maybe that sounds cheesy, but it's true.)
Attached are three (amazing) photos from our sites in Cambodia. We're submitting them for GlobalGiving's upcoming photo contest, so stay tuned: voting starts on August 1, and hopefully we'll be one of the finalists! We'll definitely need your help to spread the word.
Water for Drinking (and Play!)
Smiles at the Drinking Station